As a global leader in education, research, and program development, Stanford University has embraced its role in not only mastering current technologies and bodies of knowledge, but in seeking better solutions, expanding what is possible, and training the next generation of thought leaders. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) strives to incorporate these goals into our ways of doing business. As the principal health and safety office at Stanford University, we support and advance the teaching, learning and research activities at Stanford by promoting a safe and healthy campus environment. We provide and coordinate programs and services that minimize safety, health, environmental, and regulatory risks in a manner consistent with fiscal and environmental stewardship.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is seeking an experienced analyst to fill the newly-created positon of Assistant Director of Organizational Insight and Operations. This is a position that is fundamental to the successful implementation of the EH&S strategic plan.
The Assistant Director will work proactively in defining projects and suggesting areas of investigations to solve risk-related problems for the university. The issues are complex and have high impact and visibility. He or she will interpret, monitor, and analyze information regarding policies, procedures, demographics, and operational outcomes yielding actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging areas. The analyst will be expected to work closely with EH&S subject matter experts and other stakeholders to rethink existing processes and utilize data to support an adaptive problem-solving approach to program improvement. The incumbent will take a lead role in EH&S efforts to integrate data from disparate sources to deliver rich insights and data visualizations that guide decision making related to safety and risk reduction. Initial areas of focus may include Stanford's culture of safety and its impact on behavior in high hazard operations, administrative burden in research, efficacy of alternative treatment modalities on loss control efforts, and improving ROI for resiliency efforts related to institutional disaster preparedness. In addition to helping EH&S subject matter experts understand and improve the impact of programs, the Assistant Director will supervise a small team responsible for EH&S operations. EH&S staff are expected to provide support as needed during University emergencies.
Select the issues/challenges having the most value to the organization and determine methodology to utilize in gathering and interpreting and data from multiple sources on the issue.
Drive collection of new data and the refinement of existing data sources; apply and use algorithms or other advanced techniques to accomplish this. Recommend ways to apply the data. Assure reliable and consistent data is maintained and available for both ad hoc and longitudinal inquiries.
Fully analyze the problem, question existing processes and assumptions, gather data and information, find and evaluate alternative solutions, and propose best course of action.
Explore data from multiple angles, determine meaning behind the data, and recommend ways to apply the data.
Communicate convey, and visualize informed conclusions and recommendations across an organization's leadership structure in a manner to tell the story behind the data and influence how the organization approaches the challenge.
Interact with and influence senior leaders, with written summaries and/or presentations.
May delineate the information to be gathered, collect data at the project inception, prescribe how to structure the data, and specify the data warehousing structure for future access.
Through data, may predict what actions will be taken in a designated timeframe for a prescribed issue/challenge.
May need to collaborate with other organizations to gather data. Proactively seek and locate data, including outside benchmarks or comparative data, to support or refute proposed decisions.
May mentor or supervise other staff and direct activities on project work.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and seven years of extensive, relevant experience or combination of education and relevant technical field experience solving analytical problems using quantitative approaches. Supervisory experience is preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Facility in manipulating and analyzing complex, high-volume, high-dimensionality data from varying sources.
Extensive experience in and strong passion for empirical research and answering hard questions with data.
Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively convey findings and broad trends to a variety of audiences and positively influence senior leadership, faculty, and other decision-makers.
Ability to use data retrieval and manipulation tools such as SQL, Brio Query, Business Objects and the like along with visual data tools to present data clearly to non-technical audiences.
Advanced proficiency with statistical tools such as SPSS, SAS, R or similar tools.
Ability to tell stories with data using data visualization software such as Tableau, Excel, SPSS, or similar software in conjunction with strong verbal ability.
Ability to use visual data tools to clearly articulate data to non-technical audiences.
Flexible analytical approach crafting multiple options with supporting arguments for the same goal and allowing for results at varying levels of precision.
Facilitation skills to conduct meetings to achieve the desired outcome and manage projects within time constraints.
Knowledge of University administrative organization, policies, procedures, and practices for institutional research-oriented roles.
Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to comprehend and explain data collection, interpretation, analysis, and presentation clearly and concisely to a diverse audience including faculty, staff, students, researchers and clinicians, regulators, and other members of the Stanford community
Strong self-motivation; proactive, high-energy, enthusiastic, can do work ethic; ability to handle potentially stressful situations
Excellent organizational skills, as demonstrated by the ability to manage competing priorities efficiently and to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. Ability to tolerate ambiguity with patience and good will.
Ability to use standard computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Outlook for PCs. Familiarity with database use desired.
Possession of or willingness to obtain and maintain a valid non-commercial California Driver's license.
Certifications and Licenses:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
All EH&S staff are required to comply with governmental regulations and University and departmental policies and procedures regarding health and safety, and must observe and support good health and safety practices. Additionally, all staff are required to provide EH&S support as assigned during emergencies. Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor, or by EH&S management.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
For consideration please provide resume and cover letter. All final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check that includes employment history, national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, a credit check and/or driving record.
Only applications submitted through the Stanford jobs site will be considered.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law
Job: Information Analytics
Location: Dean of Research Schedule: Full-time Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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